Past Exhibition Catalogs

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Collect Call

March 22 – June 5, 2016

Downtown Gallery

The first in a new series of projects that invite artists to engage the Samek Art Museum’s collection, Collect Call features new work by Marisa Olson in conversation with works from the collection about what we cherish and what we forget.

Full catalog available for purchase here.

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January 19 – March 20, 2016

Samek Gallery

Presenting 13 recent photographs of central PA artist, Stephen Althouse. Althouse was raised Quaker and his large-scale, lushly printed photographs depict Amish tools, Medieval armor, and implements of country living that foreground the aesthetics of use and material memory.

Full catalog available for purchase here.

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R. Luke DuBois: Portraits and Landscapes

August 18 – December 6, 2015

Samek Gallery

DuBois handles data like origami – transforming 19 million online dating profiles into an atlas of American love, every U.S. president’s state of the union address into a linguistic eye chart, and recording a version of the star spangled banner that takes four years to play.

Full catalog available for purchase here.

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Country Living

September 30-December 7, 2014

Samek Gallery

This exhibition taps into the ongoing conversation between the art world and rural America and looks at country as a cultural aesthetic that flows between contemporary art and regional culture. Country Living explores how place, identity, and values are communicated in visual culture.

Full catalog available for purchase here.











Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal

August 20- November 19, 2012

The Samek Gallery

These thirty-two works by artists including Louise Bourgeois, Huma Bhabha, Salvador Dali, Yang Shaobin, and Gilbert & George present the world through a darker lens. Unsettling visions of personal isolation, political repression, and collective mania are presented through painting, photography, sculpture, and video and the anxious beauty of the works offers strange comfort in the face of the dark. This phantasmagoria of objects and images departs in the general direction of abject, uncanny, and gothic art, but soon breaks up in diverse directions.

Full catalog available for purchase here.


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The Sandy and John Nesbitt Collection: The Discriminating Eye at Work

January 27, 2012- March 29, 2012

The Samek Gallery
This exhibition presents prints collected from Bucknell alums Sandy and John Nesbitt, class of ’64. The works on display range from the years around 1500 to the late twentieth century, from the early German printmakers Master MZ and Albrecht Dürer to the Surrealist Joan Mirò and the American realist artist Fairfield Porter. The earliest examples document the beginnings of the medium in early Renaissance Germany, while the latest examples were created only about forty years ago. The greatest masters and most skilled innovators in printmaking, such as Dürer and Rembrandt,  are well represented by important works. Conversely, some artists who are not at all known for their prints are included, such as Cézanne and Morisot. Guest curated by Christiane Andersson.

Full catalog available for purchase here.

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Gallery Locations

The Samek Gallery
3rd Floor, Elaine Langone Center
Bucknell University

The Downtown Gallery
416 Market Street
Lewisburg, PA 17837